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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Valparaiso High School is a highly rated, public school located in Valparaiso, IN. It has 2,068 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

Valparaiso High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
453 responses
Average ACT
28
234 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$54,563
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Dances
    22%
  • Spirit week for the dances
    16%
  • April Antics
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • This is our story
    11%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Jazz Concerts
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,068
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,554/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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Valparaiso High School Reviews

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All of the teachers are incredibly helpful! Not only are their classes and lesson plans both interesting and engaging, but they are also willing to dedicate time after school hours to ensure that their students fully understand the material. We have a wide range of sports, clubs, and activities, so there really is something for everyone at VHS. Recent construction has given us brand new facilities and learning spaces. I'm excited to spend my senior year in such a wonderful school.
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What I liked most about Valparaiso High school was the diversity of class choices that were offered to me through me time there. A lot of classes are being added to help prepare you for your future whether it be for the trades or college. One thing I wish to see change is the school, since being at Valpo the school has been under construction. I want to see the improvements in the school itself. Overall it is a great community school. I'm proud to be a Viking!
Valparaiso High School provides a lot of opportunity for extra curricular involvement, I have been apart of a sports and many clubs here. I also enjoyed the majority of classes I have taken. I have had some really good teachers, and some not so good ones. However, I think the administration can be limiting and supportive. There is so much potential to make school more enjoyable that the administration will constantly shoot down. I go onto college next year and I do not feel prepared at all. I often find it a struggle to get help here, especially academic related. As well as the parking situation at the school is ALWAYS a disaster.